HOTEL CAMIRAL at PGA Catalunya Resort, Spain
Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort
Crta.N-II km 701 17455 Caldes de Malavella
Mr. Denis O’Brien is the sole owner of HOTEL CAMIRAL at PGA Catalunya Resort.
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Patrick Murphy is a seasoned hotel professional with wide international experience in leisure hospitality. He is specialized in Golf Resorts and focused on excellence in customer experience.
5 Star, member of The Leading Hotels of the World since April 2017.
Located in PGA Golf Resort, Camiral reopening in 2016 will be followed by new leisure facilities and services like the new forest park, thevineyards, the horse center, the new spa or the lake to positioning it as a true leader in service.
HOTEL CAMIRAL at PGA Catalunya Resort
History & Story
PGA Catalunya Resort was originally a purpose-built venue for the 1997 Ryder Cup (that finally went to Valderrama). As it happened, PGA Catalunya Resort’s future was to take a different path: one that would ultimately create one of Europe’s finest golfing estates and host venue of the Open de España and The European Tour’s Qualifying School Final Stage events. In 2000 Colin Montgomerie complimented Ángel Gallardo (the course designer) on his outstanding golf course – a sentiment Golf World magazine agreed with, placing PGA Catalunya Resort in its Top 10 Courses in Continental Europe that same year. The acquisition of PGA Catalunya Resort by Irish entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, the successful proprietor of the acclaimed Quinta do Lago, Portugal, injected a new lease of life and significant investment into this fine estate, culminating in a distinct, upmarket property development of considerable style and elegance. The second 18 holes, the Tour Course, was opened in 2005 and in 2006 Melià opened a 4-stars hotel on the premises. In 2015, Mr. O’Brien agreed the acquisition of the Melià hotel and closed for a fully renovation and an upgrade to convert it in the new CAMIRAL, an independent luxury hotel that aims to be the reference for luxury accommodation in the Girona area.
The previous existing Melià hotel has been fully renovated, including new kitchen, air conditioning, pool area and, specially, the new windows and decorations and furniture by Lazaro Rosa Violant.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
An exceptional setting for a getaway or family holiday, Camiral offers world class golf. An ideal location from which to discover the natural and cultural heritage of the region: historic Girona; Dali Triangle; beaches of the Costa Brava; Michelin starred cuisine.
Camiral is settled in the unspoilt lush of Girona countryside, with views of the Pyrinees and the Montseny mountains, only 15 min from Girona City and 30 min away from the best Costa Brava beaches.
Key sites/activities in the area
Both Barcelona and Girona offer cultural and gastronomic experiences within a short drive. The surrealist artist Salvador Dali was from the area and there is a museum and his inspirational landscapes close by.
The well preserved historic villages and abundance of wine producing areas around the hotel all offer authentic local experiences.
Walking, cycling and running are all available within the resort and in the surrounding countryside.
The property is named after the Cami Ral –Royal Way, an historic route from Spain to Europe which runs through the grounds.
Camiral is a family friendly property with special menus and amenities for children. There’s a kid’s club with indoor and outdoor playground and also kid’s pool for those from 4 till 12 plus a wide range of activities seasonally. Fishing Point and a Forest Park are a must for teenagers.
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Restaurants & Bars
• 1477. Catalan cuisine. Ramón Simarro
• Lounge Bar. A mix of Catalan and international proposals. Enric Vergara
• Pool Bar. Salads & grill
• Outdoor heated pool
• 3 massage rooms
Corporate & Celebration Events
• 10 meeting & events rooms up to 400 persons
• Banqueting kitchen
• Tema building activities available on site
Extra Notable Features
• Two 18 holes golf courses
• A wide range of activities available on site seasonally from yoga or chaef master classes to baloonride or wildlife tour.
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